Thursday, 24 December 2009


Many members of Writtle Singers braved the elements to sing carols at Danbury Park with a goodly gathering of children and their families. The children lit up the proceedings with the wonderful 'angel' lanterns that they had made during the day.
The organisers have sent this picture with a message of thanks.
"People....thought it was lovely, especially with the snow!"

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Writtle Singers in Danbury

There is another chance to hear Writtle Singers this Christmas season. They are appearing at the Danbury Country Park Candlelit procession at 4pm in Danbury Country Park. Contact the Park for more details

Friday, 11 December 2009

Writtle Singers on BBC Essex

Christine and Frances visited the BBC Essex studio this afternoon for a chat about Writtle Singers' forthcoming Double Bill Concert. Two tracks from the Wrejoice CD were played.

Hear the interview on listen again ! It is right near the end of the Afternoon Show

The Double Bill concerts are the Family Concert at 3.30 and the Candelit Concert at 5pm on Sunday 13th December at All Saints' Church Writtle. To order tickets please phone 01277 658183

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


It's the half-glasses that do it.....

Monday, 21 September 2009

Did you hear this?

One afternoon during our Yorkshire tour I slid away to catch up with an old friend whilst many people took the opportunity to visit Harlow Carr RHS gardens. I wonder what you heard???
Anything like this???

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Writtle Singers visits Cambridge

9.30 in Writtle on a lovely sunny Saturday morning and it's all aboard the coach. Truthfully is raining a bit by the time we get to Cambridge but that does not dampen the enthusiasm to get to Gonville and Caius College for our rehearsal

It seems everyone is in Cambridge, all going in the opposite direction and for most it's graduation day!

The chapel is a peaceful haven from the bustle outside

Once the rehearsal is over, the onset of showers does not dampen our day, rather with the offer of "Free and Dry" our concert in the chapel has an extra selling point.

Whether it was that or super advanced publicity but more and more people kept streaming through the doors of the chapel until all the seats were taken.

The concert of excerpts of Vaughan Willams and Byrd masses with folk song arrangements and the beautiful Holst partsongs was greeted by an enthusiastic audience and they were treated to Christine Gwynn's arrangement of the Overture to Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

The generous audience gave over £320 to the Romsey Mill Charity who we were supporting, thank you very much.

After the concert the sun was shining again and there was more time to take in Cambridge before meeting up again for our evening meal

Fully replete it's back on the coach and returning exhausted to Writtle

Verdict? An altogether brilliant day!

If you missed the concert and would like to hear some of the music that we performed plus some that we didn't then the concert is on 11th July.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

You can buy tickets for Writtle Singers concerts online!

Writtle Singers have joined up with OClassical to enable you to buy tickets for the Summer Concert on July 11th online. Save £2 on tickets bought this way (or from members of Writtle Singers in advance of the day). This is going to be a great concert and if you haven't seen the Singers on their new staging this will be a good opportunity.

Friday, 15 May 2009

New staging for Writtle Singers

Writtle Singers are thrilled to announce that they have been awarded Lottery funding to purchase new staging. This versatile, easy to errect staging is proving very popular both with the singers and other local groups who can borrow it free of charge.

FREE concert in Cambridge

Writtle Singers will be travelling to Cambridge on 27th June to sing in Gonville and Caius College Chapel. The FREE concert entitied "Music for a summer's afternoon" will be performed at 3.15. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the local charity Romsey Mill.

If you are in Cambridge on that day we would love to see you.

More details on the programme here soon

Vaughan Willams and Byrd feature in concert on July 11th

Writtle Singers are now preparing for their summer concert on July 11th. This will be Ralph Vaughan Williams' wonderful G minor Mass and the William Byrd 5 part Mass. Both composers have local connections, Vaughan Williams collected his first folk song Bushes and Briars in Ingrave in Essex, not that far from Writtle, and this piece will also be incuded in the ptrogramme on 11th July. William Byrd lived in Stondon Massey and spent some time in Ingatestone Hall where this 5 part mass was almost certainly performed.

Check back here for more details on this concert soon.